Fall Haul: Homeschool resources we’re loving {Episode 7}

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Fall Haul: Homeschool resources we’re loving {S1E8}

It’s a bonus episode!

The sisters have been getting lots of questions about planning for the fall. In this episode, Cait and Kara share all of the resources that they are excited about using in the upcoming year. And, with five children and an age range of 5-12 between them, you’re not going to want to miss what they have to say!



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In the summer 2017 update, Cait and Kara discuss a new discovery- Epic! With over 25,000 high quality books, not to mention the many educational videos and quizzes, Epic! has more to offer than many neighborhood libraries. Epic! is perfect for homeschool families as there are thousands of books on a given topic at your fingertips.

From now until October 15, 2017, Epic! is offering a special discount for The Homeschool Sisters’ listeners. Simply visit getepic.com/homeschoolers and use the promo code SISTERS to get two free months of Epic!

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Language Arts

History & Geography



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Now, we have two questions for you! 

First, what is your favorite educational app?

Second, what is your favorite homeschool resource? Share in the comments!

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27 thoughts on “Fall Haul: Homeschool resources we’re loving {Episode 7}

  1. ladydusk says:

    Favorite App: Presidents vs. Aliens … my son memorized the presidents in order and I didn’t even assign it or have anything to do with it.

    Favorite Resource: AmblesideOnline … So much richness and all I have to do is find and assign the books 🙂

  2. Sarah M says:

    My 9 yo son is mildly dyslexic and a great app for him has been Logic Of English’s Phonogram practice app. I think it was only $2.99 and worth wayyyyy more than that! We also use Duolingo (French) another couple of fun ones are: Skyview (free), which is a REALLY cool app for adults & kids that shows you where everything in the solar system is, depending on how you hold your device & which season it is. It’s hard to explain, but if you have a kid interested in astronomy, it’s a must!
    We also love the Goldieblox STEAM toys (geared for girls) and their app, Movie Machine is super fun and well designed.

    I’m a strong literature-based homeschooler, so my favorite curriculum of any year are our read-alouds. 🙂 Right now I’m reading the Narnia books to my kids for the first time. 🙂
    Sarah M
    PS-Yes! Picture books for everyone! I *might* be that mom who will still be getting good picture books for my kids until they look me in the eye, and firmly say, “no, mom, I’m TOO OLD”, but at that point, I hope I have grandkids!! HAH

  3. Tanya pettitt says:

    Apps: Duo Lingo, Planet Geo, A+ Spelling, Grammaropolis, Math Bingo, BrainPOP (and Jr), Logic of English, SpellingCity, Creation Science Update, Stack the States and Countries (ofcourse), TapQuiz Maps, Motion Math: Hungry Fish, Mathmateer are some we’ve used over the years.

    HS resources, social media (Pinterest, blogs, Periscope, Facebook, and Podcasts) is my favorite for ideas and new books.

  4. Birthe says:

    You guys! I literally had to stop this episode a hundred times to make notes and look up all the great resources you mentioned! Thank you sooo much!
    I’m off to Amazon now…

  5. Coriander says:

    I was doing dishes while listening: what was the nature book that you mentioned by name, one that might have the word “study” in it?

  6. plandemo says:

    I recently found your podcast (through Brave Writer) and I’ve been binge-listening to your old episodes. You two truly sound like soul sisters. I was floored to hear you say you used three math curricula because I do, too. Then you listed them and I also use Life of Fred, Beast Academy, and Khan Academy with my son! My daughter uses Life of Fred, Khan Academy and Singapore math. Plus all the games you listed… I could go on. Thank you for putting this out there, it is really helping me as my goal for the year is to really de-school myself and allow my kids the space to lead their own learning.

  7. Erin says:

    I’m laughing at myself because I’m so done with this school year, that my brain is already thinking about next year. So I just re-listened to this episode to get ideas. You two share so many fantastic ideas. Thank you for all of the links in the show notes! Cait, you mentioned a BW book that you printed out that had freewriting activities in it (the one about describing a piece of furniture). Which book is that?
    And also, I’d love to hear how the plan to keep everything in one notebook worked out. I’m thinking about doing that next year. Right now I use a binder for each kid with subject dividers, but I find that the kids rarely put their papers into the binder. So then every few months we have a big organizing day to empty their basket of crumpled papers into their binders.?

  8. Christina says:

    You ladies mentioned a word of the week you leave on the bathroom mirror. I didn’t see them linked and I’m curious.

  9. Amy says:

    Hi Sisters,

    Love you ladies! I recently found you guys and have been making my way through your episodes. I noticed that you have mentioned Epic books, Reading Eggs, and I think another( I can’t seem to find it again) reading program that sends reports to the parent when the child completes a lesson or ebook. I was wondering which of these is your favorite and why? What are the differences between them?

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